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Plastics & Polymers

Unlock growth opportunities in shifting plastics & polymers markets

The global chemical industry’s premier source for historical and forecast pricing, IHS Chemical provides regional and global market advisory services that deliver a comprehensive view of world markets for plastics and polymers. Our consultants obtain price information from discussions with key market players and provide weekly or monthly reports depending upon the service. You also receive unlimited access to our price and economics database and the IHS Chemical Economy & Energy Overview Market Report -- a monthly issue filled with global economic updates, quarterly regional economic news, and valuable crude oil/natural gas data.

Online access to these resources, as well as to the experts behind the plastics market forecasts, ensures you can:

  • Make better business decisions with reliable price/cost data
  • Leverage comprehensive regional coverage and support in one service
  • Identify most cost-effective raw materials to use
  • Determine industry and company profitability for investment purposes
  • Optimize procurement decisions

Products and Solutions

Asia, Middle East, and India Plastics & Polymers

IHS Chemical Global Plastics & Polymers Asia, Middle East & India Weekly - Market Advisory Service (GPPR-AMIR) covers the dynamic Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian markets for six major thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, PS, EPS, PET and PVC). This product can be purchased alone or bundled with the IHS Chemical Global Plastics & Polymers Market Advisory Service

Global markets for thermoplastic resins continue to grow and transform, with increasing investments occurring in the Middle East and Asia. IHS Chemical Global Plastics & Polymers Asia, Middle East & India Weekly - Market Advisory Service (GPPR-AMIR) tracks these developments and delivers our clients weekly near-term pricing and market analysis along with monthly data detailing supply/demand, economics and trade patterns. Based in our Singapore office and supported by our Asian and Middle Eastern staff, this service takes salient industry data and transforms it into valuable insights and forecasting advice. Subscribers may choose to complement this service with an add-on monthly update covering the European downstream plastics supply chain.

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Europe Plastics & Polymers

IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Europe Plastics & Polymers provides a comprehensive view of the European markets for seven thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, PS, ABS, EPS, PVC and PET) and their relationships with upstream and downstream sectors

IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Europe Plastics & Polymers offers clients an objective source of independent data to make decisions under conditions of rapid change and uncertainty. Each month, you receive comprehensive market intelligence of the entire European plastics and polymers value chain. At the month’s beginning, we email you a report containing contract and spot prices, monthly and quarterly price forecasts, other key metrics and critical market analysis. Mid-month, you receive our updated forecasts along with convenient feedstock data tables. Let our team of dedicated consultants save you time and resources by transforming the data into valuable insights for your most critical business decisions.

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Latin America Plastics & Polymers

Position for success with timely market insight on thermoplastic resins in Latin America

IHS acquired IntelliChem in June 2013, which publishes the QuiMax Report, a joint effort between IHS and Maxiquim. This comprehensive market intelligence resource offers leading research, country analysis, price information and company information with a Latin American focus.

The report delivers comprehensive market intelligence and transforms raw plastics and polymer data into valuable insights, covering selected countries in the entire Latin American region. Delivered twice a month.

Global Plastics & Polymers

IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers provides a comprehensive view of world markets for six major thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, PS, EPS, PVC and PET) and their relationships with upstream and downstream sectors

From start to finish each month, IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers delivers our subscribers a wealth of data on six major thermoplastic resins in North America, Western Europe and Asia. In the first week, you receive spot and contract prices, quarterly price forecasts and extensive commentary on key market analytics covering the entire supply chain. Around the third week of each month, clients receive a supplement containing data and intelligence on economics, quarterly supply and demand balances and trade. At the month’s end, clients receive that month’s ending price index for the major covered products.

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Global PET Stream

IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global PET Stream offers weekly price updates and in-depth monthly market analysis for the entire PET Bottle Resin chain (paraxylene, PTA, MEG and PET) in Asia, Western Europe and the United States

Stakeholders involved in the PET stream need access to the latest data on its numerous refining, aromatic and olefin components, all of which are highly global in character. Difficult choices entail knowledge of contract versus spot pricing, reduced production versus export sales and inventory build versus price risk. IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global PET Stream, run by a team of dedicated consultants, helps you understand the ramifications of these trade-offs so you can make sound production, buying and investment decisions. Through continual, personal contact with key industry sources, IHS Chemical consultants do the work of gathering, formatting and analyzing the data to translate it into valuable insights and forecasting advice.

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Global Engineering Resins

IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Engineering Resins provides a comprehensive view of world markets for seven major engineering resins and their ties to upstream and downstream sectors. Each month, you receive extensive market analysis, price and margin forecasts and key market fundamentals coverage

With a dedicated team of experienced consultants and database experts covering the global engineering resins market, IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Engineering Resins offers the industry’s most concise package of analysis, interpretation and forecasting. Each month, you receive IHS Chemical Global Engineering Resins Report —providing price indices in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific for seven categories of engineering resins.

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China Polyolefins

IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: China Polyolefins provides a comprehensive view of the Chinese markets for polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE) and polypropylene and their relationships with upstream feedstocks and downstream end-use markets

The highly dynamic and volatile nature of the polyolefin sector requires stakeholders to have reliable, impartial data on the entire value stream to make informed business decisions. IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: China Polyolefins provides an all-encompassing analysis of the Chinese polyethylene and polypropylene industry, from its upstream feedstocks through its downstream applications.

Through continual, personal contact with key industry sources, IHS Chemical consultants hone their cutting-edge knowledge of market forces and political developments to bring you the latest picture of the Chinese polyolefins industry. Subscribers receive weekly and monthly reports—published in Chinese—detailing data on prices, trading ranges, imports-exports, supply and demand and other major market fundamentals.

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North America Polyethylene and North America Polypropylene

Two new IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services: North America Polyethylene and North America Polypropylene provide a comprehensive view of the regional market for these major thermoplastic resins and their relationships with upstream and downstream sectors

It's like having a "mini-retainer" with a plastics consulting company. IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services: North America Polyethylene Report and North America Polypropylene Report, deliver to our subscribers not only a wealth of regional industry data on these major thermoplastic resins, but real market insight as well.

Access to our market analysis, price forecasts and comprehensive database provide both short term and strategic guidance, empowering our clients to maximize the potential of their purchasing spend and in many cases return the annual cost of our Market Advisory Service with the savings associated with just one order. Let our practice save you time and resources by collecting and translating the data into valuable insights and forecasting advice.

Strong Growth is Forecast for Three Major Plastics

IHS forecasts over 20% growth during the next five years in global production capacity of three major plastics; Polyethylene, Polypropylene and PVC. Global capacity of these resins is expected to reach over 280 million metric tons by 2019, with major investments in Northeast Asia and North America.

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